It was a Bertone Kind of Day

The name Bertone has a certain familiar ring to it in the car design world, with a history spanning more than 100 years. All time greats such as Lamborghini Miura and Countach, Lancia Stratos and Alfa Romeo Giulia SS were born at Bertone, and a large number of concept cars and production cars alike were created there over the years. Sadly, the original Bertone family company came to a halt in 2012, and their collection had to be sold. Some special cars were sold separately, but the large bulk of the collection was sold as one, and it is now possible to see this collection at the Volandia museum near Malpensa airport outside Milan. Oh, and Bertone has been revived – more about that further down. Continue reading “It was a Bertone Kind of Day”

The First Lamborghini & Design Concorso d’Eleganza at Neuchâtel

Over dinner on the eve of the very first Lamborghini & Design Concorso d’Eleganza, I could sense that Enrico Maffeo, head of Lamborghini’s Polo Storico, was relieved that the event was about to unfold. Months of planning would come to fruition, and precious cars from all over Europe and even from Japan would join in for a weekend dedicated to Lamborghini and Le Corbusier. Continue reading “The First Lamborghini & Design Concorso d’Eleganza at Neuchâtel”

50 Years of the Miura – Lamborghini Adding Anniversary Logos and Preparing to Celebrate

Lamborghini are gearing up to the 50th anniversary of the Miura, which was first shown at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. Two trademark applications were filed on the 24th Jan, one says “Miura 50” and the other simply “M50”, both with illustrative logos to match. The applications seem to cover everything from actual cars to pedal cars and merchandise. Continue reading “50 Years of the Miura – Lamborghini Adding Anniversary Logos and Preparing to Celebrate”

The Tale of Lamborghini’s SV Models

SV – these two letters signify a special breed of Lamborghinis, a breed that has been with us for nearly 45 years. Many will recognize an SV as being the ultimate expression and the last hurrah of a given model, but the SV has also been an entry-level and a mid-life model. Continue reading “The Tale of Lamborghini’s SV Models”